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February 2008 - Posts


Think Twice
February 29, 2008 8:19 AM by Jill Rollet
Borrowing $1,000 from your 401(k), without paying it back, shorts your retirement savings $10,000. That's on top of any taxes, penalties and other fees. I caught this fact yesterday on American Public Radio's Marketplace. Listen to Robbing From Your Own Read More...
Our March Issue Is In the Mail: Talk Back!
February 28, 2008 7:58 AM by Michelle Perron
It's time to talk back! The March issue of ADVANCE is on its way to your mailbox. This is the first issue to be available in digital form on our Web site. In conjunction with this stepped-up electronic presence, the editorial team is launching a more Read More...
What We Fear Most
February 27, 2008 8:04 AM by Jill Rollet
I was tooling around the Internet and discovered this survey on the Gallup Web site . I'll try to relate the findings somewhat to nurse practitioners: A February 2001, telephone survey found that 21% of adult U.S. residents are afraid of needles and getting Read More...
Why Not?
February 26, 2008 10:48 AM by Jill Rollet
Now that evidence-based medicine has become the avowed ideal in health care, is the U.S. health system overeducating its principle practitioners? That's the question posed by Howard Spiro, MD, a professor of medicine at Yale University School of Medicine Read More...
Survey: Women Unaware of HPV Test
February 20, 2008 4:42 PM by Jennifer Ford
The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) conducted an online survey of 1,000 women ages 20 and older, and found that women don't know about the HPV test, which can be vital to detection of the virus and prevention of cervical Read More...
Physicians Invite NP Videos
February 20, 2008 8:00 AM by Jill Rollet
In August, physicians David Best and Michael Banks launched an informational Web site called "The Doctor's Channel," which has been referred to as "YouTube for Doctors." The Doctor's Channel is a site where nurses and physicians can post short videos Read More...
EMRs in Retail Clinics
February 18, 2008 2:31 PM by Jennifer Ford
In the wake of Wal-Mart's announcement to open 400 new in-store clinics by 2010, there have been more questions raised about how these clinics will operate, including how records will be kept and how clinics will communicate with primary care providers. Read More...
Pharmacist Prescribing Rights: What Could It Mean for NPs?
February 13, 2008 2:33 PM by Jennifer Ford
In October, according to this press release from the Pharmacist Services Technical Advisory Coalition (PSTAC), the PSTAC was able to secure permanent CPT codes that pharmacists can use to prescribe for medication therapy management services. Pharmacists Read More...
NP on ‘Wife Swap’
February 7, 2008 9:04 AM by Jill Rollet
OK, it's free country, but ... The February 20 episode of Wife Swap (8pm EST on ABC) features Maryland nurse practitioner Jill Phillips, who swaps families for a couple of weeks with a former Hooters waitress. I saw a single episode of the cringe-inducing Read More...
Mayo Express Care YouTube Video
February 5, 2008 4:32 PM by Jennifer Ford
In honor of their opening day, January 28th, 2008, Mayo Clinic made an informal video about their new Express Care clinics . It explains the services provided, and even introduces viewers to the NPs who will staff the clinic. On YouTube you can also find Read More...
Fewer NPs in England
February 5, 2008 11:56 AM by Jennifer Ford
The number of nurse practitioners in England is declining. Nurse practitioner programs have enrolled fewer and fewer students, ostensibly because there was an overabundance of NPs, and they are facing a shortage as nurse practitioners in their fifties Read More...


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